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Surfing in Morocco, Part II

Surfing in Morocco, Part II

My Moroccan surfing adventure had got off to a shaky start. After a couple of weeks of searching, I still hadn’t been able to find a suitable board. On top of that, it turned out the car I had rented didn’t have folding back seats, so even if I had managed to buy a board I couldn’t have fitted the bastard in the car anyway. So instead of paddling out at Safi to ride its famous point break, I was…

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Exploring Paradise Valley

Exploring Paradise Valley

An hour’s drive north-east of the coastal city of Agadir, Paradise Valley lies in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains. If you walk far enough up the gorge, you can find some peace and solitude away from the crowds and cafes. If you liked this post, you may also enjoy Paradise Valley?, Exploring Marrakech Know someone who might like this post?

Paradise Valley?

Paradise Valley?

I was doing a little online research into what to see around the coastal town of Agadir, and came across Paradise Valley. The official website for the area told of a ‘breathtaking oasis’, a ‘serene haven’ of ‘stunning natural beauty’, featuring ‘lush greenery…cascading waterfalls, and crystal-clear natural pools’. Online photos of Paradise Valley looked amazing, so I immediately added it to my must-do list. As is was closer to my accommodation, I decided to take the back way to Paradise…

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Surfing in Morocco, Part I

Surfing in Morocco, Part I

One of the many reasons I came to Morocco was for the surf. The nation has nearly 2000 kilometres of coastline, the vast majority of which is regularly belted by Atlantic swells. Once the destination of counter-culture adventurers way back when, Morocco is now an established surfing destination with some world renowned breaks. Having not had a surf since leaving New Zealand, I figured it was high time to get back into the water. I bought a wetsuit from a…

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Exploring Marrakech

Exploring Marrakech

I just spent a week exploring Marrakech, and I’m here to tell you, it’s a fascinating place. Here’s a little of what I found. If you liked this post, you may also enjoy Podcast Episode 17. Back in North Africa, El Djem Colosseum Know someone who might like this post?

Podcast Episode 17. Back in North Africa, Morocco

Podcast Episode 17. Back in North Africa, Morocco

G’day all and welcome to the Midlife Crisis Odyssey Podcast, where not all who wander are lost, but some of us definitely are. It was a relief to finally touch down in Tangier, Morocco, and good to be back in North Africa. If you liked this podcast, you may also enjoy Podcast Episode 4. Driving in Tunisia, Podcast Episode 11. The Minibuses of Sharm El Sheik Know someone who might like this podcast? You can share it with the social media…

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